December was reported to have been вЂњphenomenalвЂќ as turnover rocket ahead by 50% to ВЈ1.5m
But now Pimlico has continued with the foot still on the gas with JanuaryвЂ™s turnover exceeding ВЈ1.6m.
Charlie Mullins, PimlicoвЂ™s managing director, said вЂњIвЂ™m not denying thereвЂ™s a recession on out there as every day I talk to people who are feeling real pain.
вЂњBut through all the doom and gloom weвЂ™ve managed to keep busy by adapting to changes in the market.вЂќ
Boilers have been a strong selling point as people switch to shelling out for new heating systems rather than follow a вЂmake do and mendвЂ™ strategy.ADVERTISEMENT
вЂњSome of our competitors have been cutting back and reducing staffing levels,вЂќ said Mullins, вЂњbut we have adapted the business model at Pimlico to match the new pattern of demand.
вЂњBy increasing our call centre and back room teams and our emergency hours capabilities, we have increased our capacity at a time when demand is high, which enables us to take on more jobs."
Mullins set up the business in 1979 with a bag of tools and a second hand van. He now employs 160 tradesmen and support staff.
Turnover in 2008 ran to ВЈ15m.
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